Australian pollies get it wrong on the Internet…again

June 20, 2006

This from the SMH:

“It is the fundamental right of all Australians to access the internet free of pornography and offensive material,” a Liberal senator, Guy Barnett, said yesterday. He was one of 62 members of the Coalition parties who signed a letter to the Prime Minister last year calling for a ban on offensive web sites.

Wrong Senator Barnett. It’s the fundamental right of all Australian’s to have free and unfiltered access to the internet..after all what I consider as offensive is different to what you might, and I’d think adults are grown up enough to make that decision….but it could be worse, you could be supporting the ALP plan to filter the content via ISP, aka The North Korea plan.